Shipbreaking in Asia: profit at a price

Global brokers skirt conventions against dumping redundant ships on Asian shores where workers risk life and limb in hazardous breaking yards

January 24, 2018 2:32 PM (UTC+8)
Workers in a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with flame cutters breaking parts of a shipwreck. Photo: AFP
Workers in a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, with flame cutters breaking parts of a shipwreck. Photo: AFP
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